Students with Attention Deficit Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder must present documentation from licensed mental health professionals such as psychiatrists, psychologists and physicians. The documentation must include the following:
- Development History
- Assessment tools used in the evaluation
- Learning areas impacted by ADD/ADHD
- A medical or clinical diagnosis
- A clear statement of ADD/ADHD including the reason for diagnosis
- Qualitative and quantitative information supporting the diagnosis
- The relevance of recommended accommodation(s) in relation to the student's disabilities
- Medical prescription, if any, including its effects and side effects.
Age of Documentation
Accommodations are primarily based upon assessment of the current impact of the student's disability(ies) on his/her academic performance. Therefore, ADD/ADHD documentation should have been completed within one year. If evaluation documents are more than one year old, students may be required to provide a more recent diagnostic assessment.
Implementing Recommended Accommodations
Upon receiving the disability evaluations, the Disability Compliance Officer will review the recommendation(s) for accommodations and support services and will consult with Director of the University Counseling Center for further review of the recommendations. Appropriate accommodations will be offered only after meeting with the student and may require further interviews with selected members of the University's administration and or faculty.
Duration of Accommodations
Accommodations are made only during the semester(s) when a student is actively participating in course work. A student will not be granted accommodations if his/her accommodation request pertains to academic performances prior to the diagnosis of ADD/ADHD.